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Baby Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
It’s never too early to grow a child’s love of learning. This is an early literacy-based program using music, rhymes, stories and more. For children up to 24 months with a caregiver.

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Green Screen Lab

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Green Screen Room, 2nd Floor
Interested in learning Green Screen Room basics? This open lab will show you how to record, edit, and share or save your production and will provide basic trouble-shooting tips. Registration is not required and patrons will be helped on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call 463-2665 for more information about our Lab Sessions.
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MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab B, 1st Floor
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

Begin your preparation for the HSE (High School Equivalence) GED, HiSet, TASC with FREE Adult Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of HSE success. Engage in workplace skills with Key Train/Work Keys training, ADP (Adult Diploma Program options) and studying with career coaching. Classes held at the Main Library Technology Lab B, 215 E Third Street, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center Aspire program at 937-854-6287.


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Reading Buddies

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library

Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Trained volunteers spend time with any child who needs a little extra reading practice. Reading Buddies can read aloud to a child, listen to a child read, or both. 

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Family Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An opportunity for quality family time with books, songs and activities that parents and their children can enjoy together.


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Make Your Own Rock Garden

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
Create and decorate your own miniature zen rock garden.  Appropriate for children ages 3-12.
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British Isles Genealogy

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 3A, 3rd Floor
Learn about your immigrant ancestors from Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales.  Civil, church, and census records are some of the resources that will be presented.  
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Email In Action

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Email In Action 

Now that you are familiar with the basic features of your email account, let’s review sending and receiving attachments. This class will guide you through the process of attaching files, including a safety security overview of this process. Advance registration is required.   

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Upload & Download

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Upload & Download

Sharing pictures, submitting resume or turning in homework online, at some point you will need to learn how to move files from your computer to another. Designed as a supplemental class for our Computer and Email Series, attend this session to learn how to move and share computer files. Basic computer knowledge is recommended. Advance registration required.

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Reading Buddies

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Main Library

Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Trained volunteers spend time with any child who needs a little extra reading practice. Reading Buddies can read aloud to a child, listen to a child read, or both. 

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Community Tobacco Cessation Classes

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 1B, 1st Floor
Premier Community Health offers a 3 week tobacco cessation program designed to help you quit smoking. A Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist provides counseling and support to help you quit for good. This program is free and anyone interested in joining can call 1-866-608-3463 to register for a class.
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Downloadable

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Downloadable

All things Downloadable through your Dayton Metro Library: Discover DML’s Downloadable Digital Media, find free books, music, videos and more. Instructors will demonstrate how to download sound files and EPUB files from the library website and transfer them to an mp3 player and eBook reader. Tablet users will discover the Library Apps that are available for accessing library materials. Attendees are welcomed to bring in their E-Readers, Tablets, Laptops or Digital devices to practice or get help with searching, downloading and more! Advance registration is required, 
 
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MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab B, 1st Floor
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

Begin your preparation for the HSE (High School Equivalence) GED, HiSet, TASC with FREE Adult Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of HSE success. Engage in workplace skills with Key Train/Work Keys training, ADP (Adult Diploma Program options) and studying with career coaching. Classes held at the Main Library Technology Lab B, 215 E Third Street, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center Aspire program at 937-854-6287.


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Collage Journaling

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 1B, 1st Floor
Participants in this 5-week collage-journaling class for teens and adults, led by teaching artist Teresa Olavarria, will explore relevant themes with a combination of found, altered, and created images. Cut and torn images will be adhered to journal pages and embellished with paint and ink as desired.  All necessary supplies are provided at no cost to registrants, through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. While the classes are free, advance registration is required. Due to limited space, patrons can only register for one series. 
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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver. 
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Internet Searching

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Internet Searching 

This program completes the learning track for the Internet training series. This class is designed to equip attendees with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct the most efficient and productive web searching activities possible.  Learn tips and secrets for finding the best information online including information on using search engines, subject directories, and specialized databases. Advance registration is required.  

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Talk Tables

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library

Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere? Talk Tables at the Dayton Metro Library provide a place for individuals to engage in conversation and learn about helpful resources too. 

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Family Storytime

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An opportunity for quality family time with books, songs and activities that parents and their children can enjoy together.  Appropriate for children ages 3-9.
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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver.
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Open Lab

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Open Lab

Need more practice after your class or need additional computer help?  Lab sessions are available to practice what you’ve learned.  Library trainers will informally assist you with various computer-related subjects.  Registration is not required and is on a first come first served basis. Call 463-2665 for more information about our Lab Sessions.

Available software:

 
Internet Explorer 11
Google Chrome 
Microsoft Word 2013
Microsoft Publisher 2013
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

Microsoft Excel 2013
Winway Resume Deluxe
Adobe Digital Editions
Overdrive Media Console 
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Play and Learn

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Story Corner, 1st Floor
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate toys that encourage literacy and learning. This program provides a great opportunity for socializing your child as well as making connections with other parents.
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Starting Your Nonprofit

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor

Ready to start a NFP but not sure where to start?

We can help! Ann Knerr-Smith, CPA and Anna Helfen, CPA will give a brief overview of the documents and best practices you need to keep in mind from a tax compliance, corporate governance, and best practice standpoint so that you start your NFP journey on the right foot. We hope to see you there!

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Marble Magnets

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Teen Edge Area, 2nd Floor
Show off your favorite music, shows, books, and other fandoms with these cool magnets for your locker or fridge. For grades 7-12.
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PowerPoint: Presentation Creation

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
PowerPoint Presentation Creation

Participants will have the opportunity to apply their basic knowledge of PowerPoint by creating a complete presentation. Participants will learn how to enhance a basic presentation by using tools such as embedding videos and custom animations. Advance registration required. 

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Dayton Literary Peace Prize Book Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 1A, 1st Floor
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation was established to advance peace through literature supporting those who write, publish, read and share works of fiction and nonfiction that promote peace and understanding.  Join us as we discuss Devil in the Grove:  Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King.  

Devil in the Grove chronicles a little-known court case in which Thurgood Marshall successfully saved a black citrus worker from the electric chair after the worker was accused of raping a white woman with three other black men.  ~from Novelist


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